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Applying scale factors

I've spent a decent chunk of time first playing Payday 2 and then working on a modding tool for it, to convert between GLTF and the game's native mesh format. However, partly because it was easier…

Random Thoughts I

A bunch of things that occurred to me. The Toolkit Triangle Page description/vector graphics formats and text markup formats form two corners of a triangle. The third corner is widget toolkits…

Compressing Matrix, part 2

In my previous post, I pondered that protocols that are a sequence of fairly repetitively-structured JSON documents could probably be better compressed with a bit of rearrangement. To wit, separate…

Thoughts on compressing Matrix

A not-entirely-invalid criticism frequently levelled at Matrix is that it's fairly inefficient, due to a combination of using HTTP, using long polling (sometimes misidentified as normal polling…

New Website!

I hadn't updated my old website in years, it was kind of embarrassing, and in any case it never got migrated across when I moved servers. So. New website. This one is based on Gatsby rather than…